DVD Buzz
January 2013
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BUZZ IN BRIEF
Summer is a great time for chilling out and watching a great DVD. Be it an engrossing drama, a hysterical comedy, a touching rom-com, or coming back to one of your favourite TV shows. Booktopia has you covered for all your movies and TV series, the best of the best are right here.

Now sit back and let me take you through all of the new releases and best flicks on DVD and Blu-ray for 2013 so far.

Kind Regards

Andrew Cattanach
The Movie Guru

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: 2 DISC SPECIAL EDITION
Click here for more details or to order STARRING: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy

Andrew says: Lumbered with impossibly high expectations after its predecessor The Dark Knight grossed over a billion dollars at the box office and critical acclaim, The Dark Knight Rises is an extraordinary piece of big budget movie making. With an amazing cast and a riveting, explosive storyline, director Christopher Nolan has again redefined the action movie genre with this epic masterpiece. The incredible Christian Bale, undoubtedly the finest actor to ever play the caped crusader, plays an intelligent but torn hero, desperately trying to save his world as it crumbles around him.

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TED: SPECIAL EXTENDED EDITION
Click here for more details or to order STARRING: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi

Andrew says: The biggest comedy for many, many years, Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane writes, directs and stars in this hilariously cheeky comedy. Romance or bromance is the order for the day as Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg plays a man nearing middle-age who is still best friends with his Teddy Bear. The twist? Well, this Teddy Bear can talk and do, extremely naughty things. Full of sharp dialogue and poking a finger firmly at the pop culture driven world of today, TED is a must for anyone keen on a very adult barrel of laughter.


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BRAVE
Click here for more details or to order Starring: Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters

Andrew says: Thank goodness for Pixar. The famed studio brought us Toy Story in 1995 and has hardly taken a wrong step since. In the tradition of their other incredible films like Finding Nemo, WALL-E and Up , Brave gives us a beautiful, funny and moving experience that reminds us how moving an animated film can be. Set in the sweeping Scottish highlands, Brave tells the story of Merida, a young girl determined to carve her own path in the world despite years of male-dominated rule in the kingdom. When her people find themselves under threat from a beastly curse, Merida must summon all her courage and save those that have doubted her. A wonderful film with a timeless message.

 

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HOUSE HUSBANDS
Click here for more details or to order STARRING: Gary Sweet, Julia Morris, Rhys Muldoon, Gyton Grantley, Firass Dirani

Andrew says: How nice it is to have a quality Australian production out on DVD for the new year. House Husbands boasts an impeccable Aussie cast and crew who put together a funny, touching look at the perils of balancing life and parenting in contemporary Australia. Filled with sharp dialogue and a storyline full of twists and turns, House Husbands gained a huge audience in lounge rooms across the country and watching the series back again it's easy to see why. Full of situations most of us have found ourselves in with characters we can all identify with. Great fun mixed with tender moments.


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DRAMA
Awards season in Hollywood is nearly upon us, so don't miss out on seeing some wonderful films before they sweep the big gongs. Perfect for those balmy nights coming our way this summer.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
  COSMOPOLIS
  YOUR SISTER'S SISTER
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Winter's Bone MEETS
Tree of Life
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
American Psycho MEETS Wall Street
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Carnage MEETS Rabbit Hole
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ACTION
We've been spoiled this month. If you love action flicks then the shelves are full of some absolute beauties. Switch off from your day to day and settle in for a few thrill-rides this month.
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
  HIT & RUN
  THE EXPENDABLES 2
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
28 Days Later MEETS The Matrix
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Midnight Run MEETS Bottle Rocket
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Rambo MEETS Grumpy Old Men
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COMEDY
There's no better way to break up your week than stretching your legs out watching a great comedy. Grab a drink, get your PJs on and have a healthy chortle at these great new comedies.
A THOUSAND WORDS
  BERNIE
  THE WATCH
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Liar Liar MEETS Imagine That
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Fargo MEETS Six Feet Under
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Old School MEETS Close Encounters
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AUSTRALIA'S OWN
Nothing gives you more satisfaction than falling in love with an Aussie movie or TV show. We're a small country, a small industry, but the quality we keep coming out with is something to be exceptionally proud of. These are no exceptions.
THE SAPPHIRES
  NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
  PAUL KELLY:
STORIES OF ME
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Dreamgirls MEETS Bran Nue Dae
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
I Love You Too MEETS Knocked Up
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A portrait of one of Australia's greatest singer-songwriters,
Paul Kelly
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DRAMEDY
The Dramedy genre didn't exist ten years ago, but now it's everywhere. We all like to laugh, and we all like to be gripped emotionally, so why not combine the two into a complete movie experience?
MOONRISE KINGDOM
  SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
  HOPE SPRINGS
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
The Royal Tenenbaums MEETS The Descendants
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Melancholia MEETS Up in the Air
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
It's Complicated MEETS Crazy, Stupid, Love
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FAMILY
Remember those nights? Family together on the couch, popcorn in a bowl perched precariously on the coffee table, a block of chocolate being thrown around upon request. Dad laughing just a little too loud. Curl up and enjoy a movie you can talk about for years to come.
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED
  ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT
 
STEP UP 4:
MIAMI HEAT
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Open Season MEETS
The Wild

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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
The Land Before Time MEETS The Pirates
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Stomp The Yard MEETS Honey
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TV BOXSETS
DVDs have revolutionised the way we watch TV. Once we had to plan our week around a TV show we loved. Now we can wait until the entire season (or sometimes every episode - ever) comes out and watch them at our leisure.
MAD MEN:
SEASON 5
  REDFERN NOW
  GIRLS
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
The West Wing MEETS Glengarry Glen Ross
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
The Street MEETS Erskineville Kings
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WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Sex and the City MEETS Take This Waltz
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MOVIE BOXSETS
Movie studios have been reeling out the sequels and trilogies by the truckload lately. This can only mean buying a boxset of the movies you love can lead to hours of fun.
HARRY POTTER: COMPLETE COLLECTION 1-8
  THE BOURNE QUADRILOGY
  THE TRANSFORMERS TRILOGY
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WHAT'S IN IT?
All 8 Harry Potter films in a 10 disc set
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All 4 Jason Bourne films over 4 discs
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All 3 Transformers live-action movies
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SPECIAL INTEREST
With billions of different people in the world there's sure to be a DVD on every interest known. It feels like cheating, learning something while you're lying on the couch, but that's what makes it so good!
BRAZIL: WITH MICHAEL PALIN
  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH:
KINGDOM OF PLANTS
 
KATY PERRY:
PART OF ME
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COOKING
We all have mountains of cookbooks telling us this and that. But there really is no substitute to actually seeing someone do something. It makes things much easier and your cooking will go from strength to strength.
JAMIE'S 30 MINUTE MEALS: VOLUME 2
  RIVER COTTAGE: SUMMER'S HERE
  TWO FAT LADIES: THE 'COMPLEAT' COLLECTION
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HEALTH AND FITNESS
It is the season where midriffs are shown. After the fun and frivolity of the festive season, take a step back and shape up for a bumper year ahead.
STOTT PILATES: SIMPLE STRETCHES
  PILATES BOOT CAMP
  MICHELLE BRIDGES: CRUNCH TIME
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DRAMA

ACTION

COMEDY

AUSTRALIA'S OWN

DRAMEDY

FAMILY

TV BOXSETS

MOVIE BOXSETS

SPECIAL INTEREST

COOKING

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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